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Brown and Stiles

News Around Webster: Jefferson Higgins, School Psychology, Cosic

February 20, 2019

Robin Jefferson Higgins is this month's featured speaker in the St. Louis Paralegal Association Programs and Education series, delivering her talk, "Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession." ... Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kelly Ann Brown presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Cross-Cultural Research. ... Zlatko Cosic's new video, Pizzicato, is screening at the Moving-Image-Arts International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

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Webster University received a $124,000 grant to encourage more to become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

Webster Granted $124,000 to Encourage More to Become STEM Teachers in Missouri Schools

February 11, 2019

Webster University was awarded a $124,000 National Science Foundation Noyce Capacity-Building grant to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors to become math and science teachers in high-need Missouri K-12 schools, addressing a critical need in the state.

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Webster's School of Education receives nation recognition for its MA in Reading program.

School of Education Master of Arts in Reading Program Earns National Recognition

February 04, 2019

The School of Education at Webster University earned another national recognition for its Master of Arts in Reading program. The MA in Reading program received national recognition in 2008. The new recognition, granted through 2026, was approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).

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Oreste Foppiani

In the News: Athletics, Cornell, Cuillé, Foppiani, and the Gorlok

January 25, 2019

Oreste Foppiani was on an Italian radio program about the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, and was also interviewed by Italian and Swiss radio about maritime security. ... Tom Cornell's Op/Ed about four-day school weeks ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... Lionel Cuillé was quoted in Post-Dispatch coverage of an event where France’s Legion of Honor medal was awarded to U.S. veterans who helped liberate France. ... The Gorlok was named by Atlas Obscura as one "eight mascots worth cheering for." ... The Athletics program was highlighted on KMOX radio for its recent national community service award.

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Hasmik Chakaryan

News Around Webster: Carter, Chakaryan, Falconer, Pollak

January 17, 2019

Jeffrey Carter is music director for Circus Harmony, with six January performances beginning this weekend at the City Museum. ... Hasmik Chakaryan's "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response" was 2nd on the American Counseling Association's Top Articles of 2018. Jameca Woody Falconer was selected for the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology... Johannes Pollak co-edited the book, "Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation."

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Webster leaders were featured in Gazelle discussing the annual diversity and inclusion conference.

In the News: Stroble, Flewellen on diversity; Rodney on schools; Polgar on chess

January 16, 2019

President Beth Stroble and Chief Diversity Officer Vincent C. Flewellen were featured in Gazelle magazine discussing Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts and this spring's conference. ... Susan Polgar was interviewed by Fox 2 while two chess team members played live on air after Webster's seventh consecutive Pan-Am Championship. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed on KMOX radio and Fox 2 News about school districts that have moved to a four-day week.

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Degree plans students, advisors and prospective students plan a path to graduation.

Undergraduate Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors

January 10, 2019

Webster University students and their families as well as advisors, Admissions representatives, and others have an important tool: Course sequence degree plans for undergraduate majors, which are now available in one place on the web. A subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Committee worked during 2017-2018 with faculty in all five schools and colleges to assemble this resource for students and their advisors to help plan their path to graduation.

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24 Webster faculty members received grants for 20 projects.

2019 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 07, 2019

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 24 recipients and 20 projects of the 2019 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Congratulations to the 2019 recipients!

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The students with Professor Stiles, who first conducted the study in 1988.

Psychology Students to Replicate Research in Leiden

December 17, 2018

Six Webster Leiden psychology students and their professor, Debbie Stiles, have begun the replication of a research study first conducted at Webster Leiden by Stiles in 1988. The project, "Conceptions of the Ideal Man or Woman by International Students in the Netherlands in 1988, 2007, and 2018/2019," is under the guidance of Stiles, who taught at Webster Leiden in 1988 and 2007. In 2018 she is at the campus as part of the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship.

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muny

New Team Captain Volunteers Needed for May Commencement Ceremony

December 10, 2018

Every year we celebrate Webster graduates in May at the Commencement ceremony at the Muny. This event requires the over 200 staff to make this a safe and pleasant experience for our graduates and their guests. The University is working to develop a larger committee of leaders to share the leadership, responsibility and rewards of Commencement day.

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This year there are two

Music Students, Faculty in 'Gift to the City' Holiday Concert

December 05, 2018

For the tenth year in a row, Webster University music students and faculty will give St. Louis a performance to remember with the “Gift to the City” holiday concert at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. This year, however, they've added an additional performance across the river, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville, Illinois.

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alum

Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

November 29, 2018

Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.

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